Domenico Otranto BVetMed, PhD, DipEVPC is Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Bari (Italy). He was recipient of the "Peter Nansen" International award of the WAAVP and of an International award of the "Lincei Academy". He is Editor in Chief of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, advisor editor of Parasites and Vectors and member of the editorial board of several international journals. His research experience mostly focuses on vector borne diseases of zoonotic concern. His scientific output to date consists of > 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, numerous book chapters and two books in the field.